In this fast-moving novel by "the best mystery writer in the world" (GQ), Connelly's two series heroes meet and grudgingly collaborate: LAPD detective Harry Bosch and LA criminal-defense lawyer Mickey Haller. The Brass Verdict is the sequel to narrator Haller's courtroom-drama debut in The Lincoln Lawyer (also a film starring Matthew McConaughey).
Matthew Zapruder, Brynn Saito, Dean Rader, Robin Ekiss, and special guest Jane Hirshfield read their work in a not-to-be-missed celebration kicking off National Poetry Month. This is a rare occasion to hear the work of some of the country's finest poets, all gathered for one evening.
A French officer tasked with identifying the dead and a Parisian looking for her missing husband cross paths in 1920.
Come watch this pre-recorded TED video in which Shawn Achor talks about the happy secret to better work.
Learn how to access free and authoritative investment information focused on publicly traded companies, covering stocks, mutual funds, and industry surveys.
Between 1909 and 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a total of 36 structures on 28 sites along the West Coast, from Southern California to Seattle. Other than the Main County Civic Center and the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, most of these buildings are not known to the general public. Architectural historian Mark A. Wilson covers these little known buildings and more in his new book Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast.
No one description will fit this strange, eccentric, endlessly complex masterpiece. It is a fiction about fiction-writing in which the invented world is as much infused with wit and genius as the theme of inventing it. It is a joyful celebration of the infinite possibilities of the art of fiction, and a wry demonstration of its limitations.
Romance, larceny, and self-pity drive the denizens of a luxurious Berlin hotel in this classic soap opera.
"San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie recently inherited a stake in his father's Tokyo-based private investigation firm, which means the single father of six-year-old Jenny is living a busy intercontinental life, traveling to Japan to acquire art and artifacts for his store and consulting on Brodie Security's caseload at home and abroad. One night, an entire family is gunned down in San Francisco's bustling Japantown neighborhood, and Brodie is called on by the SFPD to decipher the lone clue left at the crime scene: a unique Japanese character printed on a slip of paper drenched in blood"--Dust jacket flap.
A lecture and slideshow with Mechanics' Institute librarian/historian Taryn Edwards.
This silent masterpiece follows an ordinary man, from the optimism of his boyhood in the 1900s to the often harsh reality of adulthood in the 1920s.
Join us for the world premiere of the English version of Proust + Vermeer, a thirty minute film celebrating the exquisite Dutch painter, cast in the timeless words of Marcel Proust.
In this hilarious biography Norris describes her ascendance into the stratosphere of literary correctness from lowly collator to crowning copy editor of The New Yorker.
During this workshop, you’ll set up your accounts, check out titles, and get all your questions answered.
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Weimar-era musical relates the timeless saga of a charismatic criminal in Victorian London.
How has the role of the journalist and journalism changed over the past 100 years -- and what is the future? This panel examines the role of journalists covering wars from WWI and WWII, through the Vietnam and Iraqi wars, up to our present time.
The often irascible Inspector Morse of the Oxford Police never reveals his first name, sometimes scorns official procedure, and always solves the crime. This novel, whose title comes from a Christopher Marlowe play, is a favorite of Morse fans for its unusual structure. Hospitalized and impatient, Morse is given a book about a 19th-century Oxford murder. He quickly realizes the wrong men were hanged for it, and sets out to find the real killer. Publishers' Weekly gives The Wench Is Dead even higher marks than Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time: "A surprising and inspired solution concludes a jolly good read."
Did you learn how to move the chess pieces as a child? Would you like to learn more? This class is for you!
Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?
Known for his roller-coaster plots, colorful settings, and diverse shady characters, Leonard opens this international caper in South Miami Beach. An aging bookie leaves his topless-dancer girlfriend for early retirement when he learns he's about to be the scapegoat in a sting. As he becomes a fugtive in Italy, dodging both the law and the Mafia, the righteous Kentucky-born, cowboy-hatted U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens goes after him.
Molly Murphy--now Molly Sullivan--is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She's restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn't hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective.